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    Interesting developement. I love the setback/terraces, it is an attractice architectural feature that adds a desired condo feature: outdoor space. The facade could be a little better.

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    I am presuming that they shaved one floor off the top of the highest section and not off of every section (of which there are 3 that makes up the 'S').

    If that is the case, then the Community Board is retarded. You would want that section to be as tall as it can be in order to block out the blank walls of the Verizon building next door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scumonkey View Post
    Although the committee regretted the loss of 11 affordable units, it accepted the tradeoff because of the potential harm to the community that would result from the precedent set by allowing greater density.
    This is not reporting; this is uncritical parroting of opinion as though it were fact.

    What harm, pray tell, has the community been spared by lopping a story off the building??

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    Nothing except give the semblance of impact. More psycological than actual impact.

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    Does anyone know if this is actually getting built or was it a casualty of the Great Recession?

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    Based on recent filings at DOB it looks like it's a go.

    Structural Application filed in Feb. '09

    Foundation Work PERMIT Issued 2.11.09

    However, the New Building Application has not yet been approved.

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    Thanks. I wasn't sure if Walentas financed it. I recall that in one of the articles posted here, he stated that he did not.

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    HELL'S KITCHEN—A tipster whispers regarding one of the city's craziest pending projects, "Clinton Park-Ten Arquitectos-Two Trees: This project was delayed recently because of the economy. Back in December, Two Trees decided to stall because they were getting calls every day with concrete guys dropping their numbers like crazy. But they just recently bought out the concrete. This means it's a go. And it's going to happen very soon I think." Ohhh yessssssss! [CurbedWire Inbox]

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    I know a lot of people on this board will disagree but...
    I think the building is too gimmicky- belongs in Las Vegas.
    The street level is gonna be so boring & depressing..I would
    much rather see two tall, slender towers here than
    this hulking sludge.

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    I kinda agree with you, but the real hulk of sludge is the residential tower north of it.

    I remain hopeful that they fill the base with lots of small stores, cafes...
    They already have Mercedes Benz as one of their tenants so I guess I'm asking for too much.

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    Is this the before shortened version or after?

    scumonkey, the community don't want tall, slender towers. They want short bulky ones and if that's what it's gotta be, then this design is not too bad.

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    I think I would be interesting to see this one come together though.

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    Writing this response in my apartment with a view of an interior courtyard brick wall what I admire most about this design is that given an imposed height limit its shape is rather ingenious in that it gives every apartment a true view.

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    But there is no excuse for the blah/repetitive street level design -
    community (of which I'm a part of), complaints or not.
    It could have been visually broken up in a number of ways,
    considering how much of the block it will stretch across.

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